The second half of my working life stretches out in front of me and I no longer feel the need to censor my words and my deeds. I am a nursing home abolitionist and, going forward, I intend to act like one.
Plenty of people accept the status quo of long-term care as it is. They are willing to change the industry’s surface features but want to retain its most basic assumptions. There is one very big problem with that point of view. The foundation of contemporary long-term care is based on immoral and deeply flawed assumptions. […]
This post is part of a 3 part series titled “Abolishing the Old Age Asylum”: Part 1 of Abolishing the Old Age Asylum Part 2 of Abolishing the Old Age Asylum: Bulldozer Therapy I worry about the Culture Change movement in long-term care. This is a movement I’ve fought for and supported for decades. It’s […]
This post is part of a 3 part series titled “Abolishing the Old Age Asylum”: Abolishing the Old Age Home, Part 1 I’ve been working hard to change the system of long-term-care in our country and I am proud of what I have been able to accomplish but— there is much that remains to be […]
Belonging is really the heart of it. Being known. By the force of her own personality and practiced wisdom, our friend Imy Higbie was known. How marvelous it would be if the elders living in institutions all around were truly … Continue reading →